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Fundraiser honors Linda Rondstadt <--click for more

Americana powerhouse Spuyten Duyvil brings their musical friends together with Common Ground Concerts and Parkinsong for an evening of feeling good by doing good. "Cover II Cover" will raise funds and honor the music of Linda Ronstadt.

After 30 albums and 11 Grammys, Linda Ronstadt retired from performing, and in 2013 revealed that she had Parkinson's disease and would no longer sing publicly.

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Brittany Kingery to debut a retrospective of Linda Ronstadt's music <--click for more

She's been hearing people compare her voice to Linda Ronstadt's for years, but it's only been in the last few years that singer-songwriter Brittany Kingery has become familiar with the singer's great body of work. Since then, the iconic singer has become Kingery's idol, and Brittany is about to debut a retrospective of Linda's music called Hasten Down The Wind.

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Linda Opens Up About Parkinsons <--click for more

Legendary singer Linda Ronstadt made a rare public appearance in the South Bay. Three years have passed since Ronstadt went public with her Parkinson's diagnosis. Monday night, she gave an update on how she's dealing with the disease to a sold out crowd at the California Theater in San Jose.

"Thank you for showing up to hear me talk instead of sing -- I never know if you are going to show up to hear me speak," said Ronstadt.

It was a trip down memory lane. With a singing career spanning decades, Ronstadt cranked out 31 gold and platinum records and won 10 Grammys. In the 1970s she famously dated then Governor Jerry Brown and later George Lucas. And oh the artists she worked with: the evening was a session of name dropping The Eagles, The Doors, James Taylor, Jackson Browne. Ronstadt smiled fondly as the musical hits played and then she got serious about almost 10 years of coping with Parkinson's disease.

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Linda Ronstadt remembers Glenn Frey <--click for more

No one ever suggested that the Eagles invented country-rock music. The seeds for that hybrid had been planted and nurtured in the mid-1960s by the likes of the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield, the Flying Burrito Brothers, Linda Ronstadt and the Monkees' Michael Nesmith well before Glenn Frey came together with Don Henley, Bernie Leadon and Randy Meisner in the early '70s.

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Duets <--click for more

For all that's compelling and gratifying about this 15-song display of Ronstadt's artistry, the cruel fact is, because of Parkinson's Disease, she'll never perform again, a loss that many, myself included, can't wrap our heads around. But she could wrap her whole voice around you and her fellow harmonizers, elevating the silk and rawhide of Irving Berlin and Hank Williams, Warren Zevon and the McGarrigles, to a place in your consciousness few could attain. Or sustain for that matter.

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Stage still belongs to music icon Linda Ronstadt <--click for more

Parkinson's disease may have stolen Linda Ronstadt's singing voice, but it hasn't taken away her ability to entertain audiences.

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Grammy Award-winning singer, author and 2013 National Medal of Arts and Humanities recipient has continued to tour the country, speaking about her legendary career in music and her courageous spirit as she fights her illness.

In September 2013, Ronstadt's autobiography "Simple Dreams: A Musical Memoir" was released, becoming a New York Times bestseller and prompting Ronstadt on a book tour.

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Global Village celebrates Cinco de Mayo <--click for more

Global Village celebrates Cinco de Mayo with a wide array of styles and sounds from musicians and bands from Mexico and of Mexican heritage -- -- including Esquivel, Lila Downs, Santana, Rana Santacruz, Mexican Dubwiser, the Mexican Institute of Sound, Linda Ronstadt and more.

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Linda Ronstadt's Battle With Parkinson's <--click for more

Parkinson's disease continues to take its toll on Linda Ronstadt. The legendary voice behind such '70s hits as "When Will I Be Loved" and "Blue Bayou" can no longer sing; and, in a recent interview, she revealed she's also having problems accomplishing everyday tasks.

"It's hard to wash my hair, brush my teeth, and put my clothes on. It's hard to get up and out of a chair," she told CBS San Francisco last week.

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Dolly Parton Says a New Trio Album Is in the Works <--click for more

It's been 28 years since Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris released their Grammy-winning Trio record, but Parton says that a new collection of tunes from the three singers will soon be available.

"We've been trying for years to put out the thing that we had in the can and repackage the things that we did," Parton tells CMT. "Emmylou has been working at this for a long time. We thought it was coming out two to three years ago -- actually even before that -- but I just got a note from Emmy and Linda saying that they had signed off on it, and so it is gonna happen. I don't have a date, but it's supposed to be coming out this year."

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Linda Rostadt <--click for more

Linda Maria Ronstadt was born on July 15, 1946 in Tucson, Arizona. She is an American popular music singer and has earned 11 Grammy Awards, three American Music Awards, two Academy of Country Music awards, an Emmy Award, an ALMA Award, and numerous United States and internationally certified gold, platinum and multiplatinum albums. She has also earned nominations for a Tony Award and a Golden Globe award.

Ronstadt has collaborated with artists from a diverse spectrum of genres including Bette Midler, Billy Eckstine, Frank Zappa, Rosemary Clooney, Philip Glass, Warren Zevon, Emmylou Harris, Gram Parsons, Dolly Parton, Neil Young, Johnny Cash, and Nelson Riddle.

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